Bringing Home The Gold

Memphis Parent receives eight awards at national competition

Jane Schneider & PMA’s Susan Weiss

Memphis Parent magazine received eight awards at the annual Parenting Media Association’s meeting, a national trade convention that took place in Philadelphia last month. In total, the magazine received three Gold, two Silver, and three Bronze awards for editorial and design including a Bronze for Best Overall Writing. The awards are presented by the Parenting Media Association, and judged by journalism faculty at the University of Missouri. Magazine publishers from across the nation compete in the annual event.

• Congratulations to the staff, freelance writers, and artists who help make Memphis Parent magazine a success.



Gold Award: Jane Schneider

Editor’s Note: Steadfast Love (April 2013)
Judges Comments: Poignant tales and storytelling give Schneider’s column energy and resilience.

Gold Award: Margie Sims

Child Development: Parent to Parent: New Mom on the Block (May 2013)
Judges Comments: Although the format may change, Sims offers readers empowering insights gleaned from her own experiences, other parents, and established experts.   

Gold Award: John Lambert

Travel Feature: History with a Little Sand Between Your Toes (June 2013)
Judges Comments: Lambert’s compelling voice coveys a sense of place and transforms this piece into something more than just a listing of sites to visit in Charleston, SC.

Silver: Meena Viswanathan

Interview: The Colorful World of Eric Carle (Nov. 2013)
Judges Comments: Thorough questions indicate this interview was very well researched. The setup successfully introduces the reader to the subject.

Bronze: Linda Schlesinger

Profile: Sorting Out Eliana (March 2013)
Judges Comments: The writer effectively goes beyond the press release and shows us the journey of a college student and her parents as they cope with her bi-polar disorder and carve a life forward. An inspiring story.

Bronze: Jane Schneider & staff

Best Overall Writing
Judges Comments: Parents in the Memphis area have a great resource in this publication, which offers compelling features, handy tips via expert sources and parents, and seemingly endless opportunities to explore Memphis. 



Silver: Marci Lambert

Interior Photography: Holiday Fashion (Dec. 2012)
Judges Comments: Fashions are complimented by outstanding sets, making these images double treasures for the reader. The eye has more to explore, to linger on each image. The quality of the photography is first-rate.

Bronze: Melissa Ellis

Front Cover: Illustration by Eric Carle (Nov. 2013)
Judges Comments: Love the energy created by the Eric Carle illustration. Good choice to go with a white background to highlight the color.


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